Roguishness
Roguish Rogu"ish, a. 1. Vagrant. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

His roguish madness Allows itself to anything. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish. [1913 Webster]

3. Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch. [1913 Webster]

The most bewitching leer with her eyes, the most roguish cast. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] -- {Rogu"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Rogu"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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